This is my first posting and I love this Trailer build forum.
I purchased a M101A2 3/4 ton trailer with tub and side rails off ebay.
I drove to Ohio to get it with my Father on Fathers day.
It was a nine hour road trip down and back including breakfast We had a blast.
I have always wanted a matching camping trailer. I have looked at used pop ups, travel trailers and teardrops but they were always too expensive or too much work.
I saw this 3/4 ton trailer and thought It would fit the bill. When I did a search for camping trailers I found this and many other sights with info on builds, axles RTT, kitchens and hitches.
Here is my start:
M101A2 trailer Kasel MFG Co. Ebensburgh Pa. 15931 built 7 / 90
Removed the stake sides. " anyone looking for these"
drum brakes, shoes and lines and backing plates
The surge brake and parking brakes did not work so I took them off.
Removed the lunette assembly too heavy!
I also cut off the landing leg and latch.
I lucked out with this trailer, It has the straight tube axle with GM 8 x 6.5 hub centric
hubs that matchs my 2002 GMC Sierra 2500hd Crew cab
My lists of purchases.
1, Three matching chrome 16" x 6" GM rims
2. 235-85-16 Hankook tires.
3. 16 9/16 x 18 dual thread lug nuts to fit the GMC centers.
4. 7 post trailer plug with 8 foot sealed lead. "Run to junction box for trailer lights"
5. Adjustible receiver mount channel with lunette and 2" ball mount.
6. Trailer tongue jack with twist mount.
The trailer is going to be simple with a tonneau cover and rack to hold a RTT tent.
a 10# propane tank, Gas cans and water supply mounted on the sides.
a rear 2" receiver for a bile rack and slide in Oak counter top for ease of cook prep.
Being an Eagle Scout "1988" I have my fair share of camping trips under my belt.
I know what I need to take and what needs to stay home.
This trailer will be a work in progress but will be a fun adventure.
Keep watching for more posts more as I go.